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What Are You Reading? August 2013

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Wed August 14th, 2013, 2:33 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]All the notes-in-the margins folks should have those then.[/quote]

I've used post-it notes before. I also use my status updates in GR for quotes and comments I want to save for review. Use the highlight/note function via Kindle when reading an ebook, love the personal highlight page Amazon gives you to store them. Go to kindle.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon ID.

Back on topic, I finished SK's The Firebird on Monday. Great read, and huge surprises at the end. Now back to Once More, Miranda by Jennifer Wilde (a male author who wrote romances under the female name).
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed August 14th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

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Post by emr » Wed August 14th, 2013, 6:30 pm

I like to read many genres from scifi to historical and I love mysteries but I don't usually go for thrillers. Since this one is having some great reviews I decided to give it a go: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. A real doorstopper related to 9 11. Excellent so far.
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Post by J.D. Oswald » Wed August 14th, 2013, 8:17 pm

The Case of the Man who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Thu August 15th, 2013, 8:14 am

Just started "Borrower of the Night" by Elizabeth Peters.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by Nefret » Thu August 15th, 2013, 8:32 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just started "Borrower of the Night" by Elizabeth Peters.[/quote]


Which series is that in... Vicky Bliss?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Madeleine » Thu August 15th, 2013, 8:55 am

Yes, the first book in that series.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by Lisa » Fri August 16th, 2013, 1:05 pm

I'm reading A Swarming of Bees by Theresa Tomlinson.

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Post by EC2 » Fri August 16th, 2013, 3:49 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Moloka'i by Alan Brennert[/quote]

That's been on my TBR forever - supposed to be very good!
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by EC2 » Fri August 16th, 2013, 3:50 pm

Just picked up Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brookes from the library, but two other non historicals to read before I get to it.
Les proz e les vassals
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Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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